Biden Administration DOL Publishes Final Rule Rescinding Trump Administration Independent Contractor Rule Under the FLSA

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In an unsurprising and expected move, on Thursday, May 6th the Biden Administration’s Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its Final Rule withdrawing the Trump Administration’s January 7, 2021 “Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act” rule. Practically, the Biden Administration’s Final Rule keeps in place the “totality of the circumstances” economic realities test the DOL has traditionally used in determining independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and withdraws the “focused economic-reality” test the Trump Administration sought to impose, but which the DOL never implemented. The Biden Administration cited three independent

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